Top 5 Honeymoon Destinations

1. Mauritius
2. Southern Africa
3. Seychelles
4. Caribbean
5. Dubai


Mauritius… Virgin beaches embraced by coral reefs, translucent sea lagoons, weird and wonderful landscapes, chic hotels, sophisticated cuisine, charming, cosmopolitan people – like a paradise free from original sin.


Lovers can stroll along white sand of unspoiled beaches, bathe in tranquil lagoons of clear waters, or wander arm-in-arm through lush tropical gardens.


Mauritius is a year-round destination. Temperatures during the warm, dry months between April and October are normally in the mid 20s, rising to about 35 in the summer months between November and March.


Meleady says: “I’d highly recommend: Dinarobin Golf & Spa (a Beachcomber Hotel). It has prestigious five star suites nestled at the foot of the imposing Le Morne Mountain. It offers total intimacy and lavish comfort.”


â‚ ¬2250 pp – 14 nts*
Tel: The Wedding Planner 055-27977


On Safari†¦ South Africa has become a very popular honeymoon destination in the last couple of years.


Meleady says: “I’d recommend: Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve forms part of the Kruger National Park and is quite simply South Africa’s prime safari destination.


The lodges, provide fantastic accommodation, food, guides and above all great game viewing. Accommodation combines the traditional tent style (this is no ordinary tent but quite luxurious!) with a luxurious hotel style main building.”


â‚ ¬3000pp – 10 nts*
Tel: The Wedding Planner 055-27977


Seychelles†¦A thousand miles from the nearest land in the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles have a mysterious habit of convincing you that they lie further away still. The sublime Indian Ocean archipelago is living proof the perfect island paradise does exist.


One of the greatest beauties of the Seychelles is that you can travel between islands so easily, either by boat, light aircraft or by helicopter over expanses of pure blue. You can divide your honeymoon between two or more islands, staying on each and discovering their contrasting atmospheres for yourselves.


Meleady says “I’d highly recommend: Sainte Anne Resort, which is situated on a 200 hectare private island, offering typical Seychelles breathtaking beaches and scenery.”


â‚ ¬2850pp – 12 nts*
Tel: The Wedding Planner 055-27977


The Caribbean Islands†¦ Scattered around the Caribbean Sea from the Bahamas in the north, close to the Florida keys, to Tobago in the south, nearer to Venezuela, each island has its own character and geography so it’s up to you to decide whether to go for the lush, volcanic places such as St Lucia or jungle-filled oases with tumbling waterfalls like Grenada. Rest assured you’ll find miles and miles of delightful white powder beaches, lapped by crystal clear waters and a friendly, laid-back attitude wherever you choose.


Meleady says, “I’d highly recommend: The Island Beachcomber Hotel, St Thomas. Thatched cabanas and a waterfront bar make the glorious beach at this friendly getaway an ideal hangout; extensive aquasports and a relaxed garden restaurant complete the scene. Be sure to ask for a room with a seaview as they are spectacular.


Cost: â‚ ¬1800pp – 14 nts*
Tel: The Wedding Planner 055-27977


Dubai†¦ To picture Dubai think Arabian Nights meets downtown Manhattan; the world’s most exclusive country club in the middle of the desert; or the Bahamas in the city…


Few places in the world offer the contrasts that you’ll find in Dubai. As well as a modern city, superb beaches and awesome desert, visitors enjoy a fantastic choice of five-star accommodation. From ultra-modern high-rise hotels, to a tented Bedouin village in the sand dunes.


Meleady says, “I’d highly recommend: “Magnificent and magical, Burj al Arab is no mere hotel. It’s an exotic harem from the Arabian Nights; it’s a taste of the decadence of Versailles and it’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to live like a Sheikh in your own palatial private suite.”


Cost: â‚ ¬1500 per person – 7 nts*
Tel: The Wedding Planner 055-27977


*These prices are averages. The standard of hotel, board basis, room type and flights (charter/scheduled/any upgrades etc) are all contributing factors to total cost for each honeymoon.


It’s the Pitts!


Meleady says, “If cost isn’t a problem a really luxurious option which we have previously arranged for a celebrity client, is to combine two stunning locations the Seychelles and Mauritius.


“We can fly you Pearl Class to Seychelles, transfer you by helicopter to Fregate Island where you stay six nights in a luxurious private villa – this is where Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston honeymooned.


“We can then whisk you off to Mauritius (when you fly first class you get your own 6’6″ bed) where you will be transferred by private limousine to the Penthouse Suite in the Royal Palm which has hosted some of the world’s high profile people including the King of Sweden, Jacques Chirac, other heads of state as well as sporting heros including Michael Shumacher. This is ‘mouth wateringly’ stunning!”


The cost?: A mere â‚ ¬19,350 pp – 12nts (approx)


Tel: The Wedding Planner 055-27977


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